The excitement of soup-tasting!
We didn't tell the children what was in any of the soups, so they did a blind test of four different flavours of soup. This was tremendous fun and some of the resulting faces pulled were hilarious (to those of us who like all of the flavours!).
They gave each flavour a score out of five for taste, appearance and consistency and whether or not the Anglo-Saxons would have had access to those ingredients (carrots yes, potatoes no). At the end they considered which ingredients they would like to include in their own soup.